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Opening date set for Farmers Market

Published 12:00am Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ironton aLive has set a date for the opening of the Farmers Market.

The market will open at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Depot Square in downtown Ironton.

Sam Heighton, manager of the market and Ironton aLive member, said onion sets, tomato plants, flowers, syrup, honey, baked goods and jelly will be available the first weekend.

In the weekends that follow, the market will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until vendors are sold out, Fridays and Saturdays.

Ironton aLive will have a meeting Monday at the Transit Café where farmers can sign up to be able to see their produce or goods at the market.

The spaces will be either 12 feet or 8 feet, at the vendors’ request. Vendors are required to cancel one day ahead of time if they cannot show up on market day.

Heighton also said a website is being developed and the city is helping with signage.

The farmers who took part last year are participating again, so if a buyers had a favorite supplier they can expect to see them this year along with some new ones.

Farmers can also register by calling Heighton at (740) 532-7951 or by email me at heightone@aol.com.

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